Author Archives: Angie Mason

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1

Auditor General: Poorly performing schools should have gotten help

Several York County schools are among those that state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says should have received help from the education department based on their School Performance Profile scores. According to 2013-14 SPP scores, around 800 schools scored lower than … Continue reading

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Lincoln Charter School to mark International Walk to School Day

Wednesday is International Walk to School Day, and Lincoln Charter School is ready as usual. If you’re nearby, around 9 a.m., you’ll see students walking around the charter school’s neighborhood with parents, teachers and community leaders. The Lion Drum Line … Continue reading

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Starbucks helps York City students start the year off right

Starbucks teamed up with Communities in Schools to help make sure York City students have the supplies they need this school year. Crystal Mayers, manager of the Arsenal Road Starbucks, is in charge of community giving for the York region … Continue reading

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What do you know about the Constitution?

At Northern Middle School, kids have been hearing Constitutional trivia on the announcements each day this week, courtesy of teacher Ray Kunkel. At Red Lion Area High school, Garrett Bull gets his students using the Constitution as they play Constitutional … Continue reading

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Keep up with back-to-school news

It’s non-stop back-to-school madness these days. Keep up with all of our stories here! More to come in the next few days. When does school start, and what’s new in districts? New and improved Wallace Elementary School opens Teen computer … Continue reading

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Moody’s: Financial stresses cause districts, including York City, to see bond rating downgrades

A report from a credit rating agency outlines troubles faced by school districts around Pennsylvania, noting that York City is among those to have its bond rating downgraded in recent months. Here’s a look at what’s happened. ‘Unlikely to recovery … Continue reading

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Back-to-school shopping: What are you spending?

In most districts around York County, students will head back to school in less than a month. Have you started your shopping? Check out what the annual survey from the National Retail Federation has to say about the annual rite … Continue reading

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Report: Senate votes on rewrite of No Child Left Behind

From the Associated Press: “The Senate has voted to roll back significant parts of the much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law. The overhaul was approved by a 81-17 vote Thursday and now sets the stage for what could be … Continue reading

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Leadership York program helps foster diversity in schools

More than two dozen York County educators were part of the Leadership for Diverse Schools Class of 2015. Leadership for Diverse Schools is a program run by Leadership York that helps those working in schools learn to interact more effectively … Continue reading

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York City School District’s community action committee takes shape

Carol Saylor, chief recovery officer for the York City School District, said about 50 people have been tapped for the community action committee she and York Mayor Kim Bracey are to lead. Here’s a look at who’s on the list. … Continue reading

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